Anam Syed is the writer/director of The Pink Sorrys, an acid punk Bollywood musical about gender violence in India. When not working on black comedies about serious matters, she's the Media Director of entertainment start-up cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA, where she works with the team that produces megafestival BROKECHELLA. An Angeleno by way of Karachi, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia, she's also an unapologetic TV junkie.

TITIN Is Already Used by the Pros

If there is one thing that the sharks of Shark Tank hate, it is snake oil sellers. Consequently, coming to sell a life-improver or personal performance enhancer is a bit of a gamble, because if the sharks decide what you’re pushing brings no actual…
By Anam Syed

What Is A "Sledneck" Anyway?

It's only just arrived and people are already calling MTV's latest Slednecks the Alaskan Jersey Shore . If you caught the preview of the show last week released on the network's app, then you've already met the latest crop of beautiful young…
By Anam Syed

Where do MTV's Slednecks Live?

Depending on your level of morbid curiosity, you're either excitedly awaiting or absolutely dreading MTV's upcoming reality show Slednecks — yes, it sounds like Rednecks. We all noticed. The show follows some sexy youths hailing from Wasilla, Alaska…
By Anam Syed

How To Be a 'Shark' & Have a Profitable Halloween

It can be very difficult to create a group Halloween costume — especially at the last minute. First you need to figure out what costumes offer enough options for a group of however many people yours may include. Then you have to come up with a theme…
By Anam Syed

Marcus Scarlotti Has Some Confusing Origins

For any fellow Marvel obsessives, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is really quite a delight for the rich universe play alone. Now in its second season, the show routinely references the big screen heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and often features…
By Anam Syed

This 'Drumline' Star Is Having a Great 2014

In an era of remakes and unauthorized TV movies, Alexandra Shipp from Drumline: A New Beat has her hand in both. She'll be making an appearance as one of the new stars of Nick Canon's VH1 TV movie reboot of the 2002 film following the trials of a…
By Anam Syed

The 'Drumline' Sequel Brings Some Familiar Faces

If you were a band geek in the early aughts (or just someone who loved epic musical battle movies), chances are you loved Drumline, starring Nick Cannon and Zoe Saldana. Well, the movie is back with Drumline: A New Beat , hitting screens via VH1.…
By Anam Syed

Their Oldest Child Chose a Different Lifestyle

As the oldest child in the Williams family, My Five Wives daughter Karlie has moved out of the very full house to start her own life. Even though Karlie grew up in a polygamist household, she isn't too keen on the practice and is in a monogamous…
By Anam Syed

Get Caught Up on 'The 100' Before Season 2 Begins

As a viewing public, we seem kind of addicted to apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic shows TV. From the biblical undertones of shows like The Leftovers and Resurrection, to the zombie-filled world of The Walking Dead, to the nuclear war aftermath of…
By Anam Syed

Who Hosts 'Freak Out'?

It's the season of spooks, which means everyone from your local radio station to screens big and small are revving up the scare factor on their programming. ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween is a time honored tradition of such seasonal…
By Anam Syed

Let Andy Samberg Guide You Through Fall

While you have a lot of options of where to spend your viewing time this fall season, you absolutely must make time to settle down for some Brooklyn Nine-Nine, especially since now it airs on Sundays. That weekend time slot not only makes it easier…
By Anam Syed

He Needs To Leave the Private Sector ASAP

It's been an action-packed few seasons for Homeland. Last season truly broke fans' hearts by making us watch a beloved character be relieved of his CIA service and left with no choice but to pursue opportunities in the private sector. But with a…
By Anam Syed

The Man Behind Motif Doesn't Need Any Gimmicks

If you're a fan of his standup comedy, chances are you've been waiting with bated breath for John Mulaney's new FOX sitcom Mulaney. While the former Saturday Night Live writer may have the familiar face you're tuning in for, the cast is loaded with…
By Anam Syed

Say Goodbye To Wobbly Tables & Hello To Table Jack

No matter where you are in the world, your kitchen table is the heart of your home or apartment. It's where you eat and entertain, and probably where you get some of your best ideas. Especially if you're a restaurateur turned inventor with dreams of…
By Anam Syed

We've All Had A Day Where We Could've Used Reviver

It happens to the best of us. Either one of your favorite items of clothing just doesn't have that fresh off the rack oomph anymore or you feel embarrassed about all of the totally normal but kind of gross human odors that cling to you throughout…
By Anam Syed

Who Knew Fake Cake Could Be a Good Thing?

Deception is a heavy allegation to pose on anyone, but totally warranted if it's a serious matter. ABC's Shark Tank is a hot spot for the occasional very bad idea, but what to make of a good idea built on a bed of lies? Especially if its a…
By Anam Syed

'Preaching Alabama' Puts Inclusion First

If you're ready to mix up your reality show diet, get ready for the punk rock preachers of TLC's new show Preaching Alabama . We're talking tattoos, ferocious beards straight out of your local hipster village, and women taking the pulpit, tradition…
By Anam Syed

Wanna Be a 'Shark Tank' Ninja Card Pro?

Oh, Mr. Wonderful. Though that name may conjure up visions of sugarplums and dainty unicorns for the average listener, viewers of ABC's Shark Tank know that it carries something a little more sinister. Well not sinister, so much as shrewd. Mr.…
By Anam Syed

Want To Carry Your Dog Around Like This?

If you ever daydreamed about being the mogul of your very own business and thought, "hey I have a great idea," you've probably Googled "how to get on ABC's Shark Tank ." Television's realest reality show (lets not forget the Sharks put down their…
By Anam Syed

You Should Definitely Buy a Roominate Dollhouse

It's no secret to viewers of ABC's Shark Tank that Lori and Mark are the hearts of the show. While Mark doesn't hide the fact that he is a business person first, you'll notice that he is always there to champion people's accomplishments, even if he…
By Anam Syed